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Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Has Raised Its Midwestone Financial Group (MOFG) Holding; Arbutus Biopharma (ABUS) Covered By 4 Bullish Analysts Last Week

Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc increased Midwestone Financial Group (MOFG) stake by 27.62% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc acquired 9,250 shares as Midwestone Financial Group (MOFG)’s stock declined 5.68%. The Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc holds 42,740 shares with $1.44M value, up from 33,490 last quarter. Midwestone Financial Group now has $381.25M valuation. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $31.2. About 4,201 shares traded. MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOFG) has risen 22.57% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.87% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Arbutus Biopharma (NASDAQ:ABUS), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Arbutus Biopharma had 16 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, May 16, the company rating was initiated by Chardan Capital Markets. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Friday, August 7. As per Tuesday, December 13, the company rating was downgraded by Chardan Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Chardan Capital Markets on Friday, August 4 with “Buy”. The stock of Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (NASDAQ:ABUS) earned “Market Perform” rating by Leerink Swann on Tuesday, November 7. The rating was upgraded by Chardan Capital Markets on Thursday, June 16 to “Neutral”. Chardan Capital Markets upgraded Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (NASDAQ:ABUS) rating on Wednesday, November 30. Chardan Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $4 target. As per Wednesday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by Wedbush. As per Friday, August 7, the company rating was initiated by Wedbush. The stock of Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (NASDAQ:ABUS) earned “Market Perform” rating by Leerink Swann on Friday, August 5. See Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (NASDAQ:ABUS) latest ratings:

07/11/2017 Broker: Leerink Swann Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $4 New Target: $5.5 Maintain

Arbutus Biopharma Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, engages in discovering, developing, and commercializing a cure for patients suffering from chronic Hepatitis B virus infection in Canada and the United States. The company has market cap of $287.65 million. It also develops a pipeline of products based on RNA interference therapeutics (RNAi). It currently has negative earnings. The companyÂ’s lead candidate is ARB-1467, which is in a Phase II trial to eliminate HBV surface antigen expression in patients chronically infected with HBV.

The stock decreased 1.42% or $0.075 during the last trading session, reaching $5.225. About 46,612 shares traded. Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (NASDAQ:ABUS) has declined 2.31% since February 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.01% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering MidWestOne Financial Group (NASDAQ:MOFG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. MidWestOne Financial Group had 9 analyst reports since April 6, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, December 19 with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, February 7 by Piper Jaffray. Sandler O’Neill maintained it with “Buy” rating and $39.0 target in Thursday, January 18 report. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of MOFG in report on Thursday, July 27 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Friday, December 22. On Tuesday, August 8 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, June 22. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold”.

Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc decreased Sterling Construction Co Inc (NASDAQ:STRL) stake by 67,540 shares to 442,630 valued at $6.74M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Xcerra Corp (NASDAQ:XCRA) stake by 228,890 shares and now owns 644,502 shares. Zagg Inc (NASDAQ:ZAGG) was reduced too.

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